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MONTPELIER, IDAHO. A story to be interesUng should take an abrupt turn just be* ore the close. Hal E. Ballou is raising a hullaballo as a congressional candidate in Kan The world is too full of people who mistake abuse for ridicule and profan ity for wit. Kaneas has a candidate named Frog leg. He ought to be able to get there on the jump. Think of the New Jersey bride who kissed the entire realized *100 for charity. ■edding party and Mr. Andree has postponed his balloon voyage to the north pole till next year. Mr. Andree has time to learn a heap in twelve months. Henry Wilkieson of Jefferson. S. D., went to a doctor the other day to have a porous plaster removed, gave it a jerk and pulled off *200 worth of skin with it. The doctor At least that is the amount Wilkieson has sued for. Odd election bets are beginning to ap pear. At English, Ind., the other day Samuel Condon, a stone mason, who is a bachelor, and Mrs. McKinley, who is a prosperous widow, made a novel wager. She agrees to carry the hod or mix mortar for one week if her name sake is elected, while Mr. Condon agrees to build a chimney for the wid ow if Bryan, is elected. The "largest cave in the world" has Just been discovered near Hudson, Mo., and what is better still, this wonder ful cave has stalactites that are formed of glittering gold. There is no end to the pure onyx in sight, while the numerous streams that flow through the beautiful caverns are filled with many interesting specimens oi fish. and no knowing what they will yet discover. Strange, isn't it? Explorers are still exploring, The inhabitants of Long Island, in the vicinity of Freeport, have had a very merry time of it for a few days. A tiger escaped from a menagerie and roamed about the country on a prodig ious spree. As a matter of fact, he only feasted on dogs, but the country people had not positive assurance that he would not start ln on human beings some time when the dog supply got low. Now the circus people have of fered a very handsome reward and the farmers are ont "en masse" to try and recapture the big beast. ' Aiti-Blcyclc league, or what Wp- Smith's organization is caJte-'Otas gained a powerful ally ln Li 'Tiling Chang, who has expressed him self In no uncertain words as to what he thinks of women riding wheels. He says it is most immodest for them to do so and that it should not be per mitted. Incidentally he asked the per son interviewing him—it was a woman —how old she was, and when he was given to understand that we went a little slow about inquiries of that sort, he reared with Homeric laughter. The evqr An English paper says: The large expenditures of the Spanish govern ment upon warships is attracting a good deal of attention. The marine de partment has given out a contract for two torpedo boat destroyers at a price equivalent to some £60.000 dearer than the tender of one of the leading firms In this class of naval construction in Great Britain on the plea of quicker delivery. It is also publicly stated, and repeated in the press without con tradiction on the part of the govern ment organs, that the minister of ma rine has purchased from a firm of ship builders in Genoa two cruisers of under 7,000 tons displacement, with a speed of twenty miles, for the enormous sum of 42,000,000 pesetas, representing at the exchange of the day over £700,000 steiling far each vessel. Nothing short of panic can explain such prodigal ex penditure of public money. England had a misunderstanding with the sultan of Zanzibar, Said Kah lid, last week, and her warships shelled that tuo fire ani route#, «theourse, and England is in practle^} 'possession of the island. Zanzl^pti.lies itfkthe Indian ocean, off the coopt of British East Africa, and is, togethar with the tslanu of Pemba, an English protectorate. Zanzibar has an area of 625 square miles, with an esti mated population of 125,000. The in habitants are nearly ail Mohamme dans. The exports, including those from the mainland, are valued at * 4 , 000,000. Under an arrangement with England, a regular government has been formed, composed of four En glishmen and two Zanzibari. The ter ritories hold by the sultan on the main land were part sold to Germany and part leased to the British East Africa company for fifty «cars. h's palace. It was set on Itroyed. The sultan was One of the latest devices of what ap pears to be an organized gang of east ern thieves, is to visit a female physi ciap at a late hour, ask her to come out and visit a pattern, and then, leading her to some secluded place, rob her of her instruments and whatever other valuables she may have about her. While successful 1n several-instances a man who tried it on Dr. Anna B. Smith of Montclair, N. J., got some thing he had not epeexted. She seems to have fought him to a standstill, and besides blows, inflicted upon him eral painful and dangerous bites. sev if the man whose house is blown down and then burned expects to get both tornado and fire insurance, it seems that he will have to see that there ia a specification that the mate rials of which his house is composed are insured as such and not as a build ing. The North Atlantic squadron has gone to sea with sealed orders. It is mmored in Washington that when the orders are opened it will be found that several ships are ordered detached and rent to Constantinople. at eca EDUCATED FLEAS. Impaled os Wins as a Preliminary Th.tr rno. There Is no one side of the side shows and minor features of museums and fairs which seems on Its face more attractive than the exhibition of so called educated fleas, says Happy Thoughts. There is something in the idea of educating any of the lower animals that appeals to all of us, and the lower the animal the more there Is in It of Interest to the people. The suggestion, even, that it is possible to get Insects to perform tricks which seem as If the result of intelligence excites at onde the sympathies of spectators, and the educated flea calls together companies who are delighted with the apparent results, although really ignorant of the causes or of the fact that each trick means the death of that particular flea. If one will re flect but a moment, the absurdity of educating so ephemeral an animal as the flea becomes apparent. After a couple of weeks as a legless little worm the young flea spins for itself which is its habitation for a couple of weeks longer, when It awakes la its familiar form for a brief existence of a few weekB at the most. To instill into so short-lived a creature anything like appreciation of the tricks that he Is to perform Is out of the question, and the results which are attained are by purely mechanical and cruel a cocoon process. The work which the flea is expected to perform is something In which its In stinct to escape becomes of service; it is "harnessed" to a little wagon or shoots off a miniature cannon, or does some other simple thing requiring only a feeble pull in a straight line. The harness" is a sharp-pointed wire which Is stuck Into the body of the unfortunate Insect, and In its struggles to escape the poor flea performs its trick, and the amused spectators not aware of the cruelty to which it is subjected. If passengers In the shape of other fleas are desired to make the wagon trick more - remarkable, coachman or a footman, they may bo readily had by impaling others of the insects upon properly placed wires or a , re sulting, of course, In torture and death to them as well. Our local societies have put a stop to these exhibitions in this state, and very properly so, for the very meanest of created things is entitled to a life free from syy torment. unneces Riding to Keep Coal. It seemed queer to hear mark recently that he was "going out on his wheel to get cool." The remark was overheard when old General Hu midity was playing havoc with starcheg shirts and collars. It is a fact that cn a red hot day riding a bicycle is means by which one cau keep comfort able. The rapid motion stirs up a re freshing breeze, and as long as it ia kept up the rider is comfortable. Of course, when one stops perspira tion breaks out from every pore, but if the rltjer has been thoughtful enough to clothe himself properly with woolen next to\ihe skin no discomfort need bs experienced on that account. There is yet to be recorded an instance where a person has been overcome by heat while riding a wheel in a rational manner, and If many of those who think it la too hot to ride now try the experiment and don't return feeling much better than when they started out it will bo the first time the plan has failed.—New York Press. a person re one How to Collide. "Collisions," says a man who offeeo radical advice, "are sometimes avoidable, no matter how careful a rider may be. Of course. It Is always best to avoid a smash up, if gU ch « thing is possible. There are cases, and it happens to nearly every cyclist, when a collision cannot be avoided. Then ths old saw, 'Self preservation is the first law of nature,' comes in. Put on a lit tle extra steam and strike your adver sary's wheel head on. Don't allow him to hit you broadside won't be worth much. lift or your wheel Above all, keep cool and observe the rules of the road If you do this It will be the other fel low's fault if there is any trouble."_ New York Sun. Let the Doctor Do It. Should a spoke bend or break and the wheel "get out of true" it is beet have a competent repairer "true" it up again. It looks like an exceedingly simple operation to "true" a wheel, but an inexperienced person is apt to get too great a strain on the spokes and thus make future trouble for himself.- American Cyclist. to Looking for It. Other Party—Man alive, do you sup pose I'd be able to sleep If I knew there was whisky in the house? be walking the floor all night.—Truth I'd POINTED PARAGRAPHS. It disgtiBts us to see others doing the foolish things we do.—L. A. W. Bulle tin. to The true secret of success in life ls to know what you can't do well.- Medical Era. The man who rocks the boat ought to be stoned when he gets back on shore. —Boston Globe. A father Ib proud when his boy gets into his first fight, but the mother prayu about it.—Atchison Globe. on Happily, Grant's memory is immor It will live even after his tomb I« finished.—Philadelphia Ledger. Many a life has been spoiled by not knowing the difference between thrift and stinginess.—Milwaukee Journal. A majority of those who talk against bosses would not be able to make a living without one.—Wabash Times. Human nature is the tal. it eo be excuse gener ally offered by a man who has been acting like a hog.—Indianapolis Jour nal. While it is pretty hard to say what constitutes a gentleman off hand, it is pretty safe assertion to say that tbs man who says he is a gentleman isn't. —Cincinnati Enquirer. The worst complaint* about baseball used to be regarding the blackguards the audience. The worst complaints now are about the blackguards In the Call—Philadelphia Bulletin. LINCOLN S OLD CABIN. TO BE REMOVED FROM CHICA GO TO WA8HINQTON. Th« M'Leen House at Appomattox—This I« Where Grant and Signed the Term« of 8urrendei Alto Be Preaerved. Lee Met and Will (Special Letter.) ASHINGTON, which possesses so historic many treasures, ts to be further enriched by two relics of na tional importance about which are entwlned closely of the two great Union and Confed erate leaders, as well as of the presi dent who fell just as his dreams of a re-united land were being realized. These relics are the log cabin, which was built by Lincoln and his father, and the McLean home at Appomattox, Virginia, the place in which Lee and Grant met and signed the terms of surrender. The Lincoln log cabin is now in Chicago, but it ls but the question of a short while before it will be brought on and erected in Washington. McLean house will stand in the lot and both will comprise part of museum which will be the property of patriotic Washington gentlemen, prominent among them being Colonel M. E. Dunlap, to whose energies is due most memories The same «3^ Tr Inal fa J ^ flap t Â / , wmmmi THE LINCOLN LOG CABIN. the preservation of these souvenirs of the most memorable epoch of Ameri can history. Colonel Dunlap, who fought under General Banks, is the owner of the McLean house, the title of the cabin being with the rest of the gentlemen wdio are organized un der the name of the National War and Museum Company. The Lincoln cabin, when it stands in the shadow of the capitol, will be just the same rough frontier abode as it was when built of unhewn logs in 1836. Every bit of timber, every nail, every shingle has been relig iously preserved, so that there will be the rude hut with Its fireplace of brok en bricks, its pegs running up the w'ails which had no ladder to mount to the garret, its tumbling door and 111 -ehapen window just as they stood when Lincoln paid his farewell visit to his home before leaving for Wash ington and his inauguration. Lincoln was born in Kentucky, but moved with his father to Indiana an early age and it was in Spencer at , %*&**$. 8»' A, ?<> o ï 40 - , \mr I ' A R nl m m 1! vl /> A mff. THE M'LEAN HOUSE AT APPOMATTOX. county that his mother, who was a Miss Nancy Hanks before died. marriage, Young Abe was then a lad of about eight. The father subsequently returned to Kentucky, where he ried a second time, his last wife be ing a sweetheart of his early youth. As Miss Bush she had won the elder Lincoln's heart, but she discarded him for a Mr. Johnson. Mr. Johnson died, and Mr. Lincoln being a widower, the affair of old times wag renewed and in a short time the second Mrs. Lincoln was ensconced in her new home in Coles county, Illi nois. Here it was that Mr. Lincoln, with the help of young Abe the cabin. In this hut mar erected , the future president slept for the first time in his life in a bed, for as a small boy his only couch was a pile of leaves in a corner. The second wife, who proved to be a most devoted stepmother, brought with her from her old Ken tucky home a common bedstead on which the boy was put to sleep and on which his father and stepmother afterwards died. When Lincoln wag studying law he spent part of his time at his father's cabin, employing himself by mastering the books of Euclid. With a bit of pa per held on the back of a shovel he worked out all of the problems till the whole book was clear as day to his mind; then he set out from the hum ble abode to begin his career as a law yer in Springfield. Lincoln's father was dead, and the president-elect picked up from the ground a bit of old scantling, broke it in two, sharpened one end, and, walking over to his father's grave, drove the piece of wood on which thé father's initials were cut, at the head eo U t ldMK'rd e ;, r K marl "ff tbat When he could afford u he would get something better. When the money was after be erected 1 Th that a tomb8t one could pocket R IT S? ° l he fund pocketed It and had It not been for o,» °J r Mr * ° u,lthcr * After the death of the elder Lin coln, the stepmother, who was much loved by Lincoln, lived In the cabin with a near relative, John Hall, who remained with her till her death In 1S69. The cabin then passed through several hands, but was at last bought by an association in Chicago, from this It was obtained by Its pres ent owners. Among the relics of the family which will be placed In the hut will be the bed on which Lincoln first slept, the wheel on which the for his clothing was spun and the which he used In cutting fence rails. The McLean house is yet at Appo mattox, but is not standing. 'ears ago it was carefully taken down with the view of moving it to Wash ington. But just at that time the financial panic came on and the and yarn axe as some pro ject was postponed, but It is certain that it will now be successfully carried out. Prior to the dismantling of the place. Colonel Dunlap had a series of photographs taken as well as a great many blue prints showing the exact appearance of the rooms, and each bit boarding is numbered so that the house will be Just as It was before it Even the plastering has been preserved and stored in bar rels, so that it can be again mixed and used in mortaring the These bricks now lie in a heap, but are closely guarded, so as to prevent depredations of relic hunters. When brought to Washington, the house will be rebuilt exactly as it was the day on which the articles of surrender were signed, furniture has been secured, and far as possible the rooms will look just as they did thirty years ago. Ne was torn down. bricks. Much of the thousand gotiatlons have been opened with Mr. Gunther looking to the bringing on of his famous collection of war relics and the storing of them In the house, as to make a most interesting If this is accomplished, most of the furniture will be restored to Its old chambers, and the table on which the terms of agreement were drawn up, which is owned by Mr. Gunther, will be placed on the very spot it cupied In April, 1865. The house was owned at the time of the surrender by Mr. Wilmer Mc Lean, who used to boast that the opened and closed on his premises. While living at Manassas the battle of Bull Run was fought almost farm, and it was to get out of the theatre of active hostilities that L_ moved his family down to Appomat tox, thinking that the tide of conflict would not flow so far south, a strange coincidence, the very "last act in the drama was in his parlor. The Confederate BO mu seum. oc w ai on hi« he But, by army, about ten strong, reached Appomattox morning of the 9 th v.. April, and after an ineffectual attempt to break through the ti acting lines of the in despair. of slowly con enemy, gave up I-ee decided that it would be a useless waste of life to long the struggle. pro so arrangements were made that the two commanding generals should meet in the village and agree upon the terms of capitula tion. It was near II in the morning when Grant and Lee met in the road, and, as there was no convenient place where writing could be done, the par ty went to the house of Mr. McLean and occupied hie parlor Here the terms were discussed and the final disposition of the Southern troops agreed no ink As there was hand. Colonel Charles Marshall, of Lee's staff, who carried both pen and ink in his pocket, fur nished the necessary Implements, af terwards retaining them as priceless treasures. The table on which the papers were signed passed Into the posession of Mrs. General Ord, being afterwards purchased by Gunther. upon. The site of the McLean house will be the spot on which a suitable monu ment will be erected to commemorate the settlement of the difficulty tween the states, and it is proposed that the shaft shall be a handsome one, on which Lee and Grant will be represented as shaking hands, while appropriate Inscriptions adorn sides. be CoIoneI Dun,ap bo "*ht the house and the surrounding thirty acres, twenty of which will be taken into the grounds of the peace monument. The " ten8lF * country in which the armies were encamped is full of his toric interest, auch as the places where the It is thought that the neces sary steps towards its erection will be among the first things done by the coming Congress. quarters in the field. Unanswerable Arguments and Reasons wliy William J. Bryan Should be the flext President. take k tn'îuvfèron ?.^^ 6 a sy 8 î em ' vhic * 1 Rlvos absolute permanence, I will reney tlmt'svstMn'iB !>° * ny " tbel '- B,lt <>f "» conceivable systems of cur ilv, continuously iiidpHnit ^* 1 ' V the "" OI ' st wll ich gives you a standard stead th row» a btmlim . , "Wcelatlng, and which, by that very fact, to promote the iu.vi™ih , Ve 7 ,,m " enterprise, upon every man wlio desires benefits no Immun' | <ultul ' al °r the Industrial resource« of the country, and Speech^ of tl . ViJL ''batever but the owner of fixed debts in gold." 1892. K Hou. A. J. Balfour, at Manchester, England, October 2 7. ,,,, WIIAT ENGLAND THfNKS ABOUT IT. financial nnner!,rf , ti. Un e<,, ÎSv lal the I ' on,lon "Financial News" (leading the United «tat?« wn..M 0rW): . " Illere ls n I ,h,hl ln,,| al in the remark that if ontrigI t to »liver I 1 , v , el . ,tUru V.' . cut berself adrift from Europe and take commnnd of ti 1 . ' 11 ^l' V . OUl '] ,avp1,11 America and Ash. at her back a.t.l the inôref,italthan.!.An!; 8 . 0f b ? th continents. Tl.e barrier of gold would be stronger th*m* i» .J 1 !™ custom house. The bond of silver would be if the I'nited stntwa 0 « 1 * trade * There can he no doubt about it that would be ruinoii » a sdver basis to-morrow, British trade cd not <>nlv ut , 'J' l ' av " ll » out. Every American would be protect 8 ta tes would "suffi!!" »' ,mt pvpr - v otbpr »inrket. of course, the United tions nbroml in it *!' U <PI *aln extent through having to puy her obliga inere dronbl ti!,. 7 'V". U tlle 1088 of exchange tinder this head would be a k.'tsOf S n . À ,, ! compared to the profit to be reaped from the mar that the United S '" t"" A ?T' *° 8ny "otliing of Europe. The marvel ls piece of in -k t at , n . U1S , "' t lonR aK ° s, ' lz, 'd the opportunity. It lms been a world's L U | IH Ilevel ' to Americans to scoop ns out of the fated^bv tinf .no :'n n . K ° U a ., 8 " VPr bn8 ' 8 ' "»<• 1 ' ml 5 bt serve us right if. Irri lem the - 1 o a I ,a . tl, . y °î our government fowarti the silver prob ' ' ' la 1 etallated by freezing out gold. It could be easily done." l'RINCE BISMARCK ON TIIE SITUATION. RtatcH°nrc'freer kI®}* ITT" 1 " and ! n,, " 8t,lal «»amlpoint, (ho United hence if the nennte r'ti' î- 1P ,. r "invcments than any nation in Europe, and interests 'to take tînt ml I , . ulto * , f should find it compatible with their but believe .1 at s m 1 "" 1 "'T?" t,,c d of bimetallism, I cannot cons ,mail , of . W< , >l " d eIP,t " '"'>«< salutary Influence upon the a,,d tlu> '"'"'"K lato this league son ' IK1U1 atttion. Prince Bismarck s Letter to Governor Culbert SECRETARY JOHN G. CARLISLE st^ms'to^tM-t' boen 'fornipd l'M- vll> " 1 1 tbe tbo conspiracy which otherwise front three sev.V.li d l ,U J'. U v!°'' e to ,u ' str,, . v l ».v legislation and the n ost «Vga t . dine f , . *° ,,ned,al . r , ,hp ""-'taille money of the world is oue JOHN SHERMAN BEFORE IMS DOTAGE would be Incalculable, "t tinnof be done TwiU° f "' orl " msmmmm --- cx Read and Repeat these Truths to Your Neighbors. .SAMUEL J. TILDEN DANIEL WEBSTER, lawyer an<l statesman said: and 1 Hihc, U 'al l w, 0 Hr!l ,, ;tv ld , n . l01, .'. 1,nt RO,d "onatitutff thl. 111 ? <lxpd b.v t oiigres», t~o . 1,1 f ! *"sal standard of value 11 * ** 8 country, and that neither Con gress nor buj- state lias authority to es taolisli any other standard, or to dis place this standard." (James G. Blaine in the United States Senate Feb. 7. 1878.) The responsibility for re-establishing silver in Its ancient A STATESMAN'S WISE WORDS. and honorable place as money in Europe and in Amer iea. tlevolves really- upon the Congress wt, ";'. ,, , U, ' d S,a , If 've act here with wisdom and firmness, we shall not only successfully remonetize silver and bring it into general use as money in our own country, but the influence of our example w European nations. ill be potential among 4 , „ . wlth th« possible miliMnTi ',' f | l ' 11Kla " (l ', In,lei 1 ' <1 ' our nn- t mt'il Indebtedness to Europe is so great imt, f we Have t , p right ,° „ay in sil r. we necessarily coerce those na tions by the strongest of all forces, self-interest, to aid us in upholding the value of silver as money. at nation, like < ' England, may show the most massive fortunes in the ruling «'lasses, hut it shows also tlie most ltelpU'ss and hope less poverty in the humbler walks of life. Tbi> exclusively gob! 1 he g«l«l and silver nation, like France, can exhibit no such individual " fortunes as abound in England, hut it lms a peasantry whose silver savings can pay a war indemnity that would have iteggared the goltl hankers of Eomlon, and to whlcli the peasantry of England could not have «-ontrihutod a pound sterling in gold or even a shil ling in silver. "By the eternal we will sec which Is °. to rule—the money power or the peo pie."—Andrew Jackson. "Whoever controls the volume money of any country is absolutely master of all industries tnerce."—James A. Garfield. Of cannot be had without England's help, then we ought to restore silver without her." and coni. They call that man a statesman whose ear is tuned to catch the slightest pul sation of a pocket book, and denounce and as a demagogue any one who dares to ver «Ï .. . ... s NOTES OF THE DAY. ed for to and îng tion the A Jewish pork butcher keeps a shop in Brick lane in London. The various countries of the world now use 13,400 different kinds of pos tage stamps. Web to the length of two and one quarter miles has been drawn from the body of a single spider. On most voyages of a first-class steamer about 3,000 pieces of glass ware and crockery are broken. Apples are so abundant in Maine this season that fine red Astrakhans are be ing given to cattle in the neighborhood of Lewiston. ocean The maximum age assigned to the pine is said to be 700 years, to the red beech, 245; to the oak, 410, and to the ash, 145 years. Some of the Georgia papers are ask ing that the next legislature take etept to protect the doves, lest these birds be exterminated. phia, Tc farmers, mechanics and working men. A V? WPlful ,nonpy «»rporntlon gagcl in a death struggle with Ute gov eminent to which It owes its exist euee assails the fidelity of aentatlves and ,, election and liv till our repre t lie freedom of s control of the cur rency spread far and wide dismay, misery and ruin in order to extort renewal of its privileges and power mm munît/"'"' ^ " PPP8sltlps of tLp our a "I believe the struggle now going on in tills country and in other countries for u single gold standard, will If sttc cessful, produce widespread disaster In the end, tl, rougi, otn tlîe world" James G. Blaine, Can disaster be Gian It is now? _ widespread more As a result of the war, corporations nave been enthroned and an era of cor t up,Ion in high places will follow, and tlie money power will endeavor to uro long its reign by working upon The prejudices or the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few l -.nd« and the republic is destroyed at this moment : * I feel more anxiety for the tfety of my country than ever before, < ' ve " ■" the midst of war. God grant Glut my suspicions may prove ground h'sg.—Abraham l.incoln ,." 1 n,n for the largest use of silver In the currency of the cotintrv I , V ould " ot dishonor It; I would make no dls elimination. I would utilize both met al8 as money anil discredit neither I wunt the double standard."—Candidate McKinley in the House of Représenta lives June 2>, 181 K«. James G. Blaine: and silver coin to lie tlie constitution. "I believe gold money of the No power was conferred °. n Congress to declare either metal 810 , d "ot he money. Congress has. in "O' Judgment, no power to demonetize silver any more than to demonetize gold." John Sherman wrote In 1878: "1 was strongly in favor of the single stand ard of gold, but other arguments show »»met allic system. Tne first act passed In relation to coinage was In 17!)2. It was prepared Th^nî^efferaoil'"»'«^ f, n , dor8p<1 b ' V and unlimited col mure of e »hi „ 5/ r f. e ver at tho f K 11 and sl1 ' s &SS The Chinese authorities have decid ed not to grant any more passports for the present to European travelers desirous of entering Thibet. ' The University of Calcutta is sale to be the largest educational icorpora tion In the world. Every yepr it ex amines over 10,000 students. A prospector, who, with a companion, bought a claim at Goler on the. Mojave desert for *80 found a few day ward a *614 gold nugget in it. Eleven thousand people of Toronto have petitioned for Sunday street cars, and the Lord's Day alliance ls ogganlz îng an opposition to the project. I he anti-Mongolian commlttfe ot British Columbia have drafted ai peti tion to the home government attains! the continued influx of Japanese. P s after Governor Hastings has pardoned Bardsley, ex-city treasurer phia, sentenced in 1891 imprisonment olm of Phlmdel to fifteen s«ars' Tr.nUaT. Lake of Pilch. Scientists have long Iteeu puzzled at the wonderful geological phenomenon presented by Pitch lake, In the Islam t of Trinidad, belonging to Great Bril ain, the well-known source of such vast supplies of asphaltuni used on the streets of Canadian und American oil ics. The lake or pot Is estimated at nearly 1 do acres In area, yet It has yield eil up many hundreds of thousands of tons of asplmltuin. nud, not withstand lug the quantity dug out, the exeavu tlon, curiously enough, is refilled with the strange substance in two or three weeks, and thus It Is that the level of Pitch lake is said to be never lowered A untie and a tart can travel over this asphaltant surface, but there are soft spots, especially toward the middle in which the animal would sin!: if |„! stood still. The temperature of the as plialtiim In tills natural and abnormal reservoir Is stated to he a little above the temperature of the atmosphere but there are indications all over the Island that at some period, ages a o, Pitch lake boiled over and the liquid asplmltuin covered the Island. This overflow also formed ledges of asphalt- * uni on the senconst. und the wonderful wearing and lasting qualities of the material are abundantly shown by the unaltered condition of the ledges which project Into the ocean and arc constantly subjected to the action or the lives. On the margin of the lake tit«' pilch is quit«' solid. Thet Joyful Feeling Wlth the exhilarating sense of renewed health and strength and internal clean liness. which follows the use of Syrup of Figs, Is unknown to the few who have not progressed beyond the old-time medicines and the cheap substitutes sometimes offered but never accented by the well-informed. Tli«y ProtPMt. A Dunkirk. New \ttrk. paper is pro testing against sign advertising as it is now carried on by the patent medi cine men, who are using burns and oth <*f buildings along the principal rail way lines as the medium for display. It invites organizations of women, pub 1 c Improvement clubs and local au thorities to step in and stop tile defuc lug of scenery by these displays. Forgot to Inclose* Mt*mp. Johnny it he* office* hoy)—Mr. Samis, tin* grocer, is downstairs mid wants to know why you didn't answer his let ter about Inst mon Hi's hill. sir. Editor—Tell him lie forgot to inclose a stamp. llnw'» 1 hi*! We offer One Hundred Dollnrn R y case of C .'arii ill that cannot be for cured by Hall'H Catarrh Cure. P. J. CHENEY & CO.. Ptope . Toledo, O. We, the unden* gned. have known F. J. Cheney for tho last 13 years, and believe him perfectly honorable In all buitinen<« transactions and financially able to carry out any obligations mode by their firm. West & Truax, Wholesale Druggists, Tm* ledo, O. Waiding, Kinnan & Marvin,' Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O. Hall's Catarrh Cure i<* taken internally acting directly upon the blood and mû cous surface* of the system, per bottle. Sold by all Druggists. 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